Hoax: Diddy Website Apologizes for Sending Hundreds to Brooklyn for Fake Jay Z Show
Several hundred people traveled out to Brooklyn this morning for a fake Jay Z-Justin Timberlake show. The word was spread on Twitter with help from Sean (Diddy) Combs’s @RevoltTV twitter account. The show was supposedly taking place at noon at an obscure address — 421 Troutman Street in Bushwick.
There had been lots of rumors on Twitter, but when RevoltTV picked it up, the story gained credence. Since then RevoltTV has deleted the original Tweet and posted this:
Please disregard our previous statement about the Jay Z show. We will keep you updated with further details. Apologies to all waiting in BK.
— #FYFFEST X #APFEST13 (@RevoltTV) August 24, 2013
The concert “news” was picked up by lots of other outlets too including Russell Simmons’ Global Grind and the Twitter account for the Bushwick Daily. Is the show happening? Probably not. It’s sort of amazing that three hours have passed as of this posting and no one looking like Jay Z has shown up. There’s no stage and no indication of any entertainment. More than one fan posted a Tweet like this:
Walking by all the angry people who have been waiting for the “surprise” Jayz and Beyonce concert in Bushwick for 3 hours.
— Lindsey Neyman (@Lindsey_Neyman) August 24, 2013
I can’t wait to see footage of everyone who showed up in Bushwick for the “secret Jay Z show” on Revolt’s takedown of Punk’d this Fall.
— Noah Callahan-Bever (@N_C_B) August 24, 2013
We’ll update if anything materializes…